Il Viaggio a Reims

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Il Viaggio a Reims or Il viaggio a Reims is an operatic dramma giocoso, originally performed in three acts, by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Balocchi.

(Full title Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L'albergo del giglio d'oro, in English "The Journey to Reims, or The Hotel of the Golden Fleur-de-lis")

The original text

Based in part on the 1807 novel Corinne ou l'Italie by Germaine de Staël.

First performance: 19 June 1825, Comédie-Italienne, Paris, France

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2010: Presented by Cape Town Opera (9–15 May)

2014: Presented by Cape Town Opera (26–30 August)


Wayne Muller. 2018. A reception history of opera in Cape Town: Tracing the development of a distinctly South African operatic aesthetic (1985–2015). Unpublished PhD thesis.

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